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Jay Ginter Memorial Day Regatta

Where: 
Marmion Island
When: 
05/25/2024 - 09:30 to 05/27/2024 - 21:00

Leg 1 (Saturday) - Starting at 9:30 a.m. between the Committee Boat ( the last satellite earth station at the end of the Rock Dump) and the Mayflower Island Day Mark, proceed south down Gastineau Channel, then south across Taku Inlet, into Stephens Passage passing Grand Island to either port or starboard (Skipper’s choice), finishing at the entrance to Taku Harbor on an imaginary line bearing 030 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of the Grave Point Day Mark. Boats will dock/anchor overnight in Taku Harbor.

2024 Maritime Festival Buoy Race

The S/V Surprise sailing with a blue and white spinnaker with the town of Douglas and Mt. Jumbo in the backgroundThe first race of the year is always a time for figuring things out for the season, and this year was no exception! Surprise brought the wrong genoa on accident, and High Noon only had a portion of their usual crew. That said, the weather cooperated and we had a thrilling match race in moderate winds and a bit of sun.

SEAS Cup Skipper's Choice #1

As the skippers met on the dock, the forecast and conditions seemed to foretell of an inauspicious beginning to the 2023 SEAS cup races for SEAS.  The forecast called for 5 knots of wind in Stephen's Passage, building to a possible 10 knots in the afternoon.  As all Juneau sailors know, this usually means it MIGHT blow 5 at some point during the day. 

Indeed, motoring down Gastineau Channel toward the Marmion Island starting point for the backside of Douglas race, the forecast seemed accurate.  The channel was grease.  It was flat calm, with teeny-tiny ripples near Marmion, but no indication of better breeze.

Skipper's Choice #3

Where: 
Marmion Island
When: 
07/06/2024 - 10:00 to 21:00

Starting at 10:00 a.m. between the Committee boat and the Marmion Island Day Mark ( an imaginary line bearing 060 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of the mark), the boats will sail ONE of these courses: 

A. North into Taku Inlet, crossing an imaginary line bearing 60 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of Jaw Point, returning and crossing an imaginary line bearing 060 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of the Marmion Island Day mark. 

Skipper's Choice #1

Where: 
Marmion Island
When: 
05/11/2024 - 10:00 to 21:00

Starting at 10:00 a.m. between the Committee boat and the Marmion Island Day Mark ( an imaginary line bearing 060 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of the mark), the boats will sail ONE of these courses: 

A. North into Taku Inlet, crossing an imaginary line bearing 60 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of Jaw Point, returning and crossing an imaginary line bearing 060 magnetic to, and within ½ mile of the Marmion Island Day mark. 

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